Dover Main (Dover to St Margaret's)

South Coast Chalk

Dover Main covers the white cliffs from Dover to the beach at St Margaret's.

Crag information
Climbing Area: London & South East Rock Type: Chalk
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: National Trust No. of Routes: 25
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1890
Grid Reference: TR340421

The stretch of cliffs between Dover and Kingsdown is owned by the National Trust and designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. West of the 'zig zag' path descent route, climbing is banned year round due to security concerns from Dover Port (in reality this affects only one route, 'The One way Valve').

Restrictions apply from 1 February - 31 July.

Reason: Nesting Birds

Between 'Sentiera Luminosa' and 'The Verdant Tube' inclusively, climbing is restricted due to nesting peregrines between 1st March and 31st August. Between 'Some Like it Hot' and 'The Tube' inclusively, climbing is restricted due to nesting ravens between 1st Feb and 31st August

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